The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Advanced Collection search

Search the Collection

41 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Fashion Plates: Activities and occasions - Morning walking dress; walking dress'

Not found what you are looking for? Try our Advanced search

This was more functional and less formal than that worn during fashionable afternoon or evening promenades, worn for informal walks and errands. It should not be rich or showy but plain, well-cut and simple in quiet colours. It was a shorter length than indoor skirts, and was looped-up in the late 1850s-early 60s. It always included an outer garment, hat, gloves and often a parasol.

List Thumbnail

Morning dresses, August 1795, by Arndt, after  Nicolaus Wilhelm von Heideloff - NPG D47484

Morning dresses, August 1795

by Arndt, after Nicolaus Wilhelm von Heideloff
hand-coloured etching, circa 1795 (published 1 August 1795)
NPG D47484

'Fashionable Walking Dresses in Dec 1807', published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47507

'Fashionable Walking Dresses in Dec 1807'

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published 1 January 1808
NPG D47507

'Morning Walking Dress in Feb.1809' (furnished by the Miss Walthers of Margaret-street), published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47543

'Morning Walking Dress in Feb.1809' (furnished by the Miss Walthers of Margaret-street)

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1809
NPG D47543

'Morning Walking Dress', July 1810, published by John Bell, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47546

'Morning Walking Dress', July 1810

published by John Bell, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and stipple engraving, published 1 July 1810
NPG D47546

'Walking Dress', January 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47552

'Walking Dress', January 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 January 1825
NPG D47552

'Walking Dress', March 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47554

'Walking Dress', March 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1825
NPG D47554

'Walking Dress', September 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47560

'Walking Dress', September 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 September 1825
NPG D47560

'Walking Dress', December 1825, published by J. Robins & Co, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47561

'Walking Dress', December 1825

published by J. Robins & Co, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published 1 December 1825
NPG D47561

'Costumes Parisiens', number 2448, published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes - NPG D47584

'Costumes Parisiens', number 2448

published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published 15 October 1826
NPG D47584

'Morning Dress. Afternoon Costume', October 1828, probably by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47622

'Morning Dress. Afternoon Costume', October 1828

probably by William Read, published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and acquatint, published 1 October 1828
NPG D47622

'Morning Promenade Dress. Summer Walking Costume', July 1828, probably by William Read, published by  George Byrom Whittaker, published in  La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine - NPG D47623

'Morning Promenade Dress. Summer Walking Costume', July 1828

probably by William Read, published by George Byrom Whittaker, published in La Belle Assemblée or Bell’s Court and Fashionable Magazine
hand-coloured etching and acquatint, published 1 July 1828
NPG D47623

'Walking Dress. Carriage Dress', February 1835, by E.T.P., published by  Edward Churton, published in  The Court Magazine and Belle Assemblée - NPG D47673

'Walking Dress. Carriage Dress', February 1835

by E.T.P., published by Edward Churton, published in The Court Magazine and Belle Assemblée
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published February 1835
NPG D47673

Walking dress and riding dress, 1837, published in Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes - NPG D47721

Walking dress and riding dress, 1837

published in Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, 1837
NPG D47721

Morning walking dress, 1839, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47756

Morning walking dress, 1839

published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published May 1839
NPG D47756

Morning walking dress and Toilette d'interieur, July 1839, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum - NPG D47760

Morning walking dress and Toilette d'interieur, July 1839

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published July 1839
NPG D47760

'Modes de Paris', 20 May 1839, probably by Hippolyte Damours, probably published by  S. & J. Fuller, first published in  Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes - NPG D47797

'Modes de Paris', 20 May 1839

probably by Hippolyte Damours, probably published by S. & J. Fuller, first published in Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa 20 May 1839
NPG D47797

'Modes de Paris', 10 November 1839, by Hippolyte Damours, probably published by  S. & J. Fuller, first published in  Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes - NPG D47834

'Modes de Paris', 10 November 1839

by Hippolyte Damours, probably published by S. & J. Fuller, first published in Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa 10 November 1839
NPG D47834

'Modes de Paris', 31 July 1839, probably by Hippolyte Damours, published by  S. & J. Fuller, first published in  Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes - NPG D47845

'Modes de Paris', 31 July 1839

probably by Hippolyte Damours, published by S. & J. Fuller, first published in Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, circa 31 July 1839
NPG D47845

New spring walking dresses, March 1840, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in  Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47869

New spring walking dresses, March 1840

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published March 1840
NPG D47869

Autumn dresses, October 1840, published by Dobbs & Co, published in  The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in  Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes - NPG D47865

Autumn dresses, October 1840

published by Dobbs & Co, published in The Court Magazine and Monthly Critic and Lady's Magazine and Museum, first published in Le Follet, Courrier des Salons, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published October 1840
NPG D47865